Product Type: Blanx Oral Care
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Blanx whitens and cleans
Member Name: apele
Date: 18/05/09, updated on 19/05/09 (48 review reads)
Advantages: Fresh breath and clean, white teeth
*PLEASE NOTE: (I have already put this disclaimer on one of my reviews and on my profile) SOME OF THESE REVIEWS ARE COPIED FROM MY OLD CIAO AND DOOYOO ACCOUNTS, EIBEE AND EIBEE8 RESPECTIVELY. SOMEONE HASN'T PAID ATTENTION TO THIS AND TAKEN MATTERS INTO THEIR OWN HANDS. I WOULD SUGGEST ANYONE ELSE HALTS THEIR "NOT HELPFUL"S UNTIL THE MATTER IS RESOLVED.
Blanx Complete Whitening toothpaste promises to restore teeth back to their natural whiteness. It has been developed from a unique, natural formula discovered in the Arctic when it was noted how white the people who live there's teeth tend to be. The moss that grows there contains an ingredient - lichen extract - which naturally cleans and restores teeth to their original whiteness. This was taken and adapted into this toothpaste, and the other Blanx products available on the market.
I decided to not pay the hefty £13.99 pricetag I'd originally seen a shopping channel charging and instead researched online for a better deal. The cheapest I could find was £6.99 on the Boots website, with a £3.50 postage and packaging charge on top of it. I did look for it in my Boots store but couldn't find it, though I've been told they do stock it. I instead bought mine from a trusted eBay seller who specialises in selling Blanx products and offers a variety of the brand for around £8.
The first time I used the product my teeth did feel very clean but I didn't notice a change in a colour. I kept using it twice daily and after a few days I noticed my teeth definitely starting to look whiter. Of course, the resulting whiteness of using Blanx varies person to person - the toothpaste is designed to restore a person's NATURAL tooth whiteness, and some people's teeth are naturally whiter than others, but I've found the significance in difference enough to continue buying the product. Blanx keeps my breath fresh and my teeth very clean.
The product also claims to protect teeth from decay and bacteria - I haven't been using the product long enough and to really vouch for that, but my dentist did commend me for a definite improvement in the state of my teeth, which was quite the opposite before I started using the product.
Blanx also tastes much nicer than I expected it to. It has a very mild mint flavour and makes a nice change from the toothpastes I normally buy which are so strong they hurt my gums. My teeth are quite sensitive too, and I have found no problems with using Blanx on them.
Blanx comes in a hard plastic pump which makes it very easy to apply to your toothbrush and prevents messiness often found with ordinary tubed toothpaste. The pump is 100ml, which has lasted me a couple of months so far, as the sole user of the product. I've heard from other people that the same product lasts them 2-3 months for the whole family. The pump comes packaged in a cardboard box which folds out into a handy chart measuring tooth whiteness for you to compare the difference in whiteness as you are using the product.
I would say that Blanx is a very good product and does exactly what it advertises. However, its success is dependent on the individual - how often the product is used and the natural whiteness of their teeth. I definitely would recommend it, though, as something to try if your regular toothpaste isn't cleaning your teeth as it should, and definitely an option to try against other brands such as Pearl Drops which can be equally as expensive and with less effectiveness. Although it is quite expensive for a toothpaste, I would rather pay the extra few pounds for a product that has a combined purpose, and one that actually works for me.
Summary: Does what it claims to do
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